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Batman & American History

Batman & American History

Cracked points out why the live action Batman TV series and films look the way they do and are so distinct. They are products of their times, a reflection of America’s past three decades. Though we refuse to believe that Joel Schumacher’s 2-film run was the ’90s fault.

The Dark Knight: Visual Echoes

The Dark Knight: Visual Echoes

It’s no coincidence that Christopher Nolan hosted Heat‘s 20th anniversary retrospective – he’s a huge fan of fellow director Michael Mann. Glass Distortion compared scenes from Heat and Mann’s other films with ones from The Dark Knight to show Mann’s influence on Nolan.

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LEGO Batman: Gotham Cribs

LEGO Batman: Gotham Cribs

“Finally, here we have my secret room. Every good-looking mysterious billionaire bachelor has one.” Bruce Wayne and Bruce Wayne…’s roommate Batman give a quick tour of their house. We want to see Arthur Curry’s house next. Or Edward Nygma’s.

QMX Batman Batarang Replica

QMX Batman Batarang Replica

Quantum Mechanix’s gleaming 1:1 scale metal reproduction of Bats’ versatile throwing toy, based on the one seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League. Cast from zinc alloy and includes a magnetic display stand. Measures 8.5″ x 3.25″.

Robert Burden: Original Myth

Robert Burden: Original Myth

Robert Xavier Burden is a collectible toy geek. He’s also an incredibly talented painter. He combines his passions by creating massive and intricate Renaissance-style oil paintings – sometimes as tall as 15 feet – of his toys and their related characters.

Batman & Superman Duckies

Batman & Superman Duckies

Bats and Supes might have been mortal enemies the last time they met up, but they can’t stay mad at each other forever. Stage an official reconciliation in your bathtub with these goofy rubber duckies modeled after DC’s two biggest superheroes. Also sold individually.

Batman: Arkham Knight Action Figure

Batman: Arkham Knight Action Figure

Hot Toys ends the year with a bang by announcing this incredibly faithful sixth-scale action figure of the Dark Knight as he appears in the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. The 13″ tall figure comes with two faces, four pairs of hands and a ton of weapons and equipment.

Bane Premium Format Collectible

Bane Premium Format Collectible

Sideshow Collectibles nailed it with this badass 23″ tall sculpt of Batman’s muscular nemesis, standing proudly atop a crushed Batsignal beneath his size 20 lace-up, and injects green super-steroids into his bloodstream. We love the angry alternative head baring his chompers.

DIY Batman Grappling Gun

DIY Batman Grappling Gun

James Hobson of Hacksmith Industries created an impressive working replica of Batman’s grappling gun, complete with a bat-shaped hook that can fire to the roof of a six-story building. He next plans on making a device that allows him to ascend a building.

The LEGO Batman Movie (Trailer 4)

The LEGO Batman Movie (Trailer 4)

The latest trailer for the solo adventure of Will Arnett’s blocky Batman emphasizes Bruce Wayne’s emotional conflict: he’s lonely, but he’s also afraid of losing his loved ones again. What he doesn’t realize is that he already has family. Even the Joker wants his attention.

Batman vs. Batman

Batman vs. Batman

In recent years, we’ve seen Batman take a serious beating from Bane and Superman, and it wasn’t pretty. Now, Screen Rant imagines what would happen if Batman were like Rick and Morty, and he had to face off with multiple copies of himself.

Dark Knight Batpod Movie Prop

Dark Knight Batpod Movie Prop

Prop Store is auctioning off one of the six Batpod motorcycles that were made for and used in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. It’s in display-only setup and is slightly damaged, but this one-of-a-kind ride is expected to fetch at least $80,000.

Batman Arkham VR

Batman Arkham VR

I’m Batman, you’re Batman, everybody gets to be Batman. Wear the Batsuit, wield Batman’s gadgets, explore the Batcave, meet allies and enemies and tackle a murder mystery in this PlayStation VR launch title from Arkham series creator Rocksteady Games.

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Gadget-filled Batman Cosplay

Gadget-filled Batman Cosplay

Costume maker Julian Checkley was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the most functional gadgets on a costume. He didn’t make the Arkham Origins-inspired Batsuit, but he did make the gadgets, which include a Bat-tracker, a grapnel gun, and a flashbang.

Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

Lessons from the Screenplay deconstructs how the Nolan Brothers’ screenplay for The Dark Knight contains the right ingredients for a villain. The Joker neutralizes Batman’s strengths, forces Bats to make difficult choices, and both have a similar goal.

Return of the Caped Crusaders

Return of the Caped Crusaders

1960’s Batman stars Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar voice a new, feature-length animated movie. It’s kind of refreshing to have see their quirky, lighthearted take on the characters after the truly depressing Bats we’ve been dealing with on the big screen lately.

Batman Egg Cup

Batman Egg Cup

Make the Caped Crusader part of a nutritious breakfast with this whimsical egg cup and spoon that dresses your boiled egg as Batman. Comes with a Bat logo toast cutter. You’d think they’d make one for Robin’s egg too.

The Evolution of The Joker

The Evolution of The Joker

Burger Fiction looks at 50 years of The Clown Prince of Crime in live action and animation. From Cesar Romero’s screwball 1960s thief, to his bat-sh*t crazy and murderous variants by Jack Nicholson, Jared Leto, Mark Hamill, and the never to be outdone Heath Ledger.

The LEGO Batman Movie (Trailer 2)

The LEGO Batman Movie (Trailer 2)

If Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight is simply too dark for your tastes, why not go with Will Arnett’s conceited Minifig version instead? In all honesty, this is the Batman movie we’ve been looking forward to since Christopher Nolan got out of the game.

Justice League (SDCC Footage)

Justice League (SDCC Footage)

Our first look at DC’s upcoming superteam flick has more laughs than all of Zack Snyder’s other movies combined. Perhaps the studio asked him to lighten up. It’s also got Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, and The Flash – though Supes is still nowhere to be seen.

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Batman: The Telltale Series

Batman: The Telltale Series

Telltale Games turns their graphical storytelling prowess to The Dark Knight, dropping this trailer for its upcoming interactive adventure series. Looks like this M-rated Bats has some seriously dark demons in his closet. Ep.1 drops 8/2/16 on consoles, PC, Mac, and mobile.

Batman: The Killing Joke Redrawn

Batman: The Killing Joke Redrawn

DC’s animated adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke looks promising, but it has a more cartoonish look than the dark graphic novel. Emil Gustaffson Ryderup gives us a glimpse of what the film would be like if it stuck to Brian Bolland and John Higgins’ lines and colors.

Nychos: IKON

Nychos: IKON

Currently on exhibit at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, IKON is a collection of exploded anatomical diagrams of famous celebrities, characters and landmarks by street artist and painter Nychos. It’s on display until 7/23/16.

The Real Suicide Squad

The Real Suicide Squad

(Gore) Batman teams up with the Suicide Squad to… actually we’re not sure what they were trying to accomplish. RackaRacka go for the low-hanging fruit in their trademark brutal fashion.

Injustice 2 (Gameplay)

Injustice 2 (Gameplay)

The Mortal Kombat of superhero games returns with a more customizable experience. Injustice 2 will let you earn equippable items to improve and personalize your favorite DC character. The game will also have more characters and stages than its predecessor.

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